What do shale gas, Elon Musk’s Tesla, and the global apparel chain Zara share in common? In Resource Revolution, management experts Stefan Heck and Matt Rogers describe how each in its own way exemplifies a resource revolution—a use of natural resources so effective it defies conventional wisdom and enables breakthrough performance where others see only limits and shortcomings.
Resource Revolution shows how to take what is being seen as a worldwide crisis and turn it into the biggest business opportunity of the past one hundred years. The rapid urbanization of a new 2.5-billion-person middle class in Asia will create an unprecedented demand for oil, steel, land, food, water, cement, and other commodities over the next two decades. Heck and Rogers explore the ways in which innovators, including startups and global leaders from Cree to GE, have answered the challenge with practical steps to guide managers everywhere.
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About the Author
McKinsey and Company directors STEFAN HECK and MATT ROGERS consult to leading global companies on energy, technology, and sustainability. PAUL CARROLL is a coauthor of Billion Dollar Lessons.
Table of Contents
List of Exhibits ix
1 Capturing the Greatest Business Opportunity in a Century 11
2 Joysticks Meet Drilling Rigs, Launching the Revolution 43
3 The Recipe for Tenfold Resource Productivity Improvement 59
4 DIRTT and Software: Assembly Required 101
5 System Integration: The Power of Machines Meets the Internet of Things 123
6 Timing Is Everything 145
7 Making It Matter: Scaling and Commercialization 163
8 Organizing for Success 191
9 Go Big or Go Home 213
About the Authors 235